Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Jul 2013 12:28 UTC

Just 160,000 Wii U consoles were sold worldwide between April and June, along with 1.03 million software units. The figure is a 51.3 percent decrease on last quarter; the console has now sold 3.61 million units around the world despite Nintendo's initial prediction of 5.5 million systems moved by the end of March.

To put the 160000 figure in perspective - Microsoft sold 140000 Xbox 360s in just the US, in June alone, and that's after a sharp sales drop, for a console that's 8 years old. Nintendo is not doing well.

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RE: Well
by Stephen! on Wed 31st Jul 2013 13:57 UTC in reply to "Well"
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It could just be a temporary problem, as happened with the 3DS. Most of the games that might potentially boost sales - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario 3D World, Super Smash Bros, Sonic Lost World, etc haven't been released yet, so it could go either way. Sales will either improve during the Christmas period or they wont.

Edited 2013-07-31 13:57 UTC

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